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Cassettes
Squidco's Cassette Sale

Cassettes continue to surprise us with the diversity of releases, including jazz, free improv, compositional, conceptual, rock, and downright strange releases. This weekend we're offering our customers the following discounts on our entire cassette collection:

  • Buy any Cassette, Take 10% off it's price.
  • Buy 3 or more Cassettes, Take 20% off their price.

But hurry, because many of these releases are limited, and this sale ends Sunday April 5th at midnight!



 
Owen, Ben : Birds And Water, 2&3 (For Cassette)  [CASSETTE] Owen, Ben :
Birds And Water, 2&3 (For Cassette) [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

Brooklyn-based Ben Owen recorded this work in 2010 at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, presenting the original work "Birds And Water" and two edits, which are mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

PCRV: Mobility [CASSETTE] PCRV:
Mobility [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

In Stock

Thick fuzzy sound with subliminal interventions and a subsumed squiggly lead line makes the first side of this cassette release from American sound artist Matt Taggart, AKA PCRV, balanced by a ringing work of ambient harmonics that creates beautiful hypnotic tone textures that shifts slowly with illusional transitions.

Palestine, Charlemagne: STTT THOMASSS ''''''' D I N G G G D O N G G G D I N G G G z z z z z z z  fer Palestine, Charlemagne:
STTT THOMASSS ''''''' D I N G G G D O N G G G D I N G G G z z z z z z z ferrrr TONYYY '''''''' [CASSETTE]

(Blank Forms -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

Out of Stock

In memory of the late polymath avant-garde artist Tony Conrad (1940-2016), longtime friend and coconspirator Charlemagne Palestine returned to the site of their first encounter for a tribute performance on what would have been Conrad's 77th birthday, performing on the bells at St Thomas's Church, in New York City for a rich album of ritualistic ringing and tones.

Pasarele, Somnoroase / Alan Courtis / Directives / Crank Sturgeon : Noosphertilizer IV [2 CASSETTES] Pasarele, Somnoroase / Alan Courtis / Directives / Crank Sturgeon :
Noosphertilizer IV [2 CASSETTES]

(Aubjects -- USA )

Price: $26.95    

Out of Stock

5 artists in a split release of 3 cassette tapes, the artists (Somnoroase Pasarele / Alan Courtis / Directives / Crank Sturgeon ) are based in disparate geographical regions of Earth: Romania, Argentina, Massachussetts USA, San Francisco USA, and Normal IL USA.

Perlowin, Shane / Jacob Wick : Objet A [CASSETTE] Perlowin, Shane / Jacob Wick :
Objet A [CASSETTE]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

Out of Stock

A freely improvised collaboration between Ahleuchatistas guitarist Shane Perlowin and trumpeter Jacob Wick, both using a contemplative approach of unusual and extended techniques while allowing space and tension to develop their deceptively rich dialog.

Piermattei, Ezio: Tre Madri Ludopatiche [CASSETTE] Piermattei, Ezio:
Tre Madri Ludopatiche [CASSETTE]

(Discombobulate -- Great Britain )

Price: $7.95    

Out of Stock

Using an eclectic set of audio tools, objects, voice and electronics, Ezio Piermantel creates a bizarre sound world of concrete and inexplicable sound that fascinates the listener in a strange non-narrative that still manages to tell a story in sound and noise; truly unique.

Pisaro / Chabala: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE] Pisaro / Chabala:
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure Recordings -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

In Stock

Guitarist Barry Chabala's interpretation of composer Pisaro's piece, instructing the performer on structure and pitch but allowing the precise timing and sound to the player; plus a reworking of Chabala's recording taking advantage of cassette hiss and sine tones.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

Out of Stock

The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Polyorchard: Red October [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Polyorchard:
Red October [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Out and Gone Music -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

Polyorchard founder and double bassist David Menestres leads the quartet of Jeb Bishop on trombone, Shawn Galvin on percussion, and Laurent Estoppey on saxophone, using skills drawn from both improvisation and compositional music to present six free dialogs showing intent listening amongst the four as they create complex, interweaving, sophisticated statements; impressive!

Pregnant Spore: I Am in Love with My Own Sins [CASSETTE] Pregnant Spore:
I Am in Love with My Own Sins [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $4.95    

Out of Stock

Pregnant Spore is Justin Marc Lloyd, Chicago-based experimental noise artist who performs under a variety of monikers, here in a rapid-paced album of rich and ruptured sound, unusual rhythmic sources, reverse phonetics, quickly changing pace and direction while maintaining an odd sense of cohesion; fascinating and perplexing.

Promute / Homogenized Terrestrials: Infrared Dynamo [CASSETTE] Promute / Homogenized Terrestrials:
Infrared Dynamo [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, all hand-painted & numbered; Side A is Promute (Shaun Sanders) using homemade instruments in a live recording of strange distractions; B is Phillip Klampe (Homogenized Terrestrials) in a rich electronic work.

Quartet, The: Quartet, The [CASSETTE] Quartet, The:
Quartet, The [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

Out of Stock

A Downtown NY quartet of drummer percussionists--Carlos Costa, Flin van Hemmen, Max Jaffe, and David Grollman--all active in the NY improv scene, here merging for an album of unique approaches to their instruments, from thunderous drones to curious experiments.

Rankin-Parker/Pearce: Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Rankin-Parker/Pearce:
Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

In Stock

An exhilarating and unusual set of duos for drum and cello from Daniel Pierce and Teddy Rankin-Parker, the latter known for Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, ICE, and work with Primus; together they deliver intense and captivating polyrhythms and unexpected string sonics.

Rita, The: Vice Baron [CASSETTE] Rita, The:
Vice Baron [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

Out of Stock

The Rita, the duo of Sam McKinlay and Arlie Doyle, made samples from 1930's pre-code exploitation films, focusing on the sounds made in the changing rooms of female prostitutes depicted in those films, and manipulated the sounds to make these two tracks, inscrutably crunchy and static filled manifestoes with a sense of age and decay from the period captured.

Robair, Gino : Two Pieces, Two Decades Apart [CASSETTE] Robair, Gino :
Two Pieces, Two Decades Apart [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $4.95    

Out of Stock

Gino Robair recorded this cassette of ham radio in Alaska while on tour with organist Dave Hyatt, taking his feed off the radio of a friendly operator while they listened to an anonymous operator trolling the airwaves and taunting others, over strange whines and radio timbre.

Roden, Steve : Between Yellow And White On One Side. Between Blue And Black On The Other [CASSETTE] Roden, Steve :
Between Yellow And White On One Side. Between Blue And Black On The Other [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

Out of Stock

Part of a trilogy of cassette-related works that began with a piece sound artist Steve Roden created for an online exhibition for ICA London in early 2012, these two works were composed from 1983-84 recordings Roden made in his bedroom, recorded at double speed and here playing at half speed, half in reverse, which were organized into these two compositions.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chap Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chaparreiro / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos / Jose Oliveira :
Jadis La Pluie Etait Bleue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.

Romannis Motte: Time Sequences [CASSETTE] Romannis Motte:
Time Sequences [CASSETTE]

(Anthems Of The Undesirable -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

Out of Stock

Five hypnotic transmissions from the aether, as manifested by Chad Davis (Hour of 13/Night Magic, The Ritualist, US Christmas, Anu, Demoncy, etc.) Science Fiction soundscapes for the cosmic students of early electronic music.

S.A.S.W: Fine Pattern [CASSETTE] S.A.S.W:
Fine Pattern [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

In Stock

Reissuing Japanese sound artist Minoru Sato's 1995 work, searching a stationary wave (SASW) based on "aspect" works, re-released on cassette with two additional tracks from an exhibition catalogue from ICC, 2000, and one unreleased piece, "days of the sky another mix".

Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Seabrook, Brandon Trio:
Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.

Sleep Talk (Steinbach / Grollman): Sleep Talk [CASSETTE] Sleep Talk (Steinbach / Grollman):
Sleep Talk [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

Out of Stock

Stream of consciousness improvisation in voice, violin harmonics, and unidentifiable percussive sounds, all over a NY neighborhood traffic drone, from the duo of violinist Natalia Steinbach and drummer/percussionist David Grollman, reporting from a strange dream.

Small Cruel Party: ἡσυχασμός (complacency) [CASSE Small Cruel Party:
ἡσυχασμός (complacency) [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

Out of Stock

The first new release from William Key Ransone's Small Cruel Party, two 12 minute pieces, the first a work of subtle noise that ebbs and flows in subliminal ways; the second a work of strong tone combinations with distracted percussion and unusual tonal interruptions, a unique album of atmosphere and tension.

Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Smiley, Andrew :
Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

In Stock

An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.

Sol, Edward / Alpha Crucis: Excessive Weight [CASSETTE] Sol, Edward / Alpha Crucis:
Excessive Weight [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

Out of Stock

Ukrainian sound artist Edward Sol collaborated with Puerto Rican sound experimenter Jorge Castro (Cornucopia) via the post to create these two long works of harmonic drones from indecipherable sources creating slowly building chambers of rich noise that resonate and shift above deep underpinnings of cavernous bass.

Staplerfahrer / Bonehole: Excessive Extension [CASSETTE] Staplerfahrer / Bonehole:
Excessive Extension [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

In Stock

Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; this release presents the Dutch sound artist Steffan de Turck (Staplerfahrer) reworking material recorded in a duo with Jos Smolders; and 2 tracks from Korean sound artist Noizaki Eum Kyeong (Bonehole).

Star Turbine: White Lines Across The Void [CASSETTE] Star Turbine:
White Lines Across The Void [CASSETTE]

(Discombobulate -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.95    

Out of Stock

Prolific sound artists Sindre Bjerga and Claus Poulsen jointly tweak various close-miked micro-sounds into a strange noise-oriented collage, crossing drone and concrete approaches in bizarre ways.

Stelzer, Howard / Frans De Waard: However [CASSETTE] Stelzer, Howard / Frans De Waard:
However [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $4.95    

Out of Stock

A recomposition of sound artists Howard Stelzer and Frans de Waard's album "Pink Pearl", reworked into two extended compositions of throbbing ambience that glacially grows over the life of each compositions.

Street Priest: More Nasty  [CASSETTE] Street Priest:
More Nasty [CASSETTE]

(Humbler -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

Out of Stock

The West Coast trio of Kristian Aspelin on guitar, Matt Chandler on bass, and Jacob Felix Heule on drums in a unique cassette of energetic sound, textural noise and explorative free improvisation.

Strickland, Chris : Excruciating... [CASSETTE] Strickland, Chris :
Excruciating... [CASSETTE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

Out of Stock

Montreal composer Chris Strickland used strategies of "deliberate uncertainty" to direct these 3 pieces of minimized technique, narrative, and emotion, performed by Montreal musicians Guido del Fabbro on violin and Solomiya Moroz on flute, with field recordings creating a hazy ambiance over the slowly evolving works.

Szilard: Rust Parhelion [CASSETTE] Szilard:
Rust Parhelion [CASSETTE]

(Palaver Press -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

Out of Stock

Limited cassette release of Sizlard's beautiful "colourpalette" loop series, featuring two side-length pieces composed for rotating loop-cycles, which adhere to strict compositional limitations.

The Hero of Warchester: S/T [CASSETTE] The Hero of Warchester:
S/T [CASSETTE]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

Out of Stock

Two saxes and a synth in long-form improvisations from the trio of Berlin-based synth player/mask-designer Liz Kosack and Brooklyn-based saxophonists Nathaniel Morgan and Anna Webber, using sophisticated approaches to the blending and contrasting of tones, rhythm and sound.

Twins of El Dorado: Verses [CASSETTE] Twins of El Dorado:
Verses [CASSETTE]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

Out of Stock

New York's Twins of El Dorado is a voice-trumpet duo exploring the concept of the art song and the intersection of text and music as a songbook concept, performed by Joe Moffett (trumpet), Nathaniel Morgan (alto sax), Cole Kamen-Green (trumpet), and Kristin Slipp (voice).

Ughi, Federico  (Ughi / Irwin / Snyder / Adu / Swanson): Heart Talk [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Ughi, Federico (Ughi / Irwin / Snyder / Adu / Swanson):
Heart Talk [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

New York drummer Federico Ughi in a band with long time collaborator David Schnug on sax, Mike Irwin on trumpet, and Jeff Snyder on electronics, more of a creative jazz album than electric, with Leila Adu on vocals and Zach Swanson on bass on 2 tracks each; informed, intelligent and lyrical free improvisation from a tight-knit group of superb players.

Vogl + Bettis: Bobo Fossils [CASSETTE] Vogl + Bettis:
Bobo Fossils [CASSETTE]

(Earth2Ether -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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From their work together in the New York aberrant hardcore band Meta-matics, the electoacoustic duo of Frank Vogl and Chuck Bettis emerged, creating a peculiar and energetic dialog from Bettis' max/msp patches and Franke's tabletop prepared bass, performed live as improvised spontaneous compositions of great detail and unpredictability.

W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome): Fanatics [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome):
Fanatics [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

In Stock

The Brooklyn duo of saxophonist Sam Weinberg (Captain Phillips) and synth player Chris Welcome (Chris Pitsiokos, Mike Pride) in an album of abrasive, rhythmically abraded and contorted electro-acoustic improvisation, each player embedding themselves into each other's sound, at time making their instruments indistinguishable from one another.

Wasteland Jazz Unit: Attuned To Ruin [CASSETTE] Wasteland Jazz Unit:
Attuned To Ruin [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

Out of Stock

Wasteland Jazz Unit is Jon Lorenz on saxophone and John Rich on clarinet, based in Cincinnati, Ohio that please their own ears by playing an amorphous, hyper-amplified free improvised noise of blasting screaming horn squeals, damaged contact mics, feedback tones and the like, in a cassette of dark, aggressive sound.

Zeh, Jason: A Series Of Objects [CASSETTE] Zeh, Jason:
A Series Of Objects [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

Out of Stock

American sound artist Jason Zeh recorded these two extended works of drone and slowly evolving interpositions on the ruins of the Great Black Swamp in 2011 & 2012, each side a single work that initiates a rich sonic platform that ultimately shifts sinuously as new sounds dovetail each other, lulling the listener hypnotically, then furtively altering the environment.

Hannafin, Matt : John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hannafin, Matt :
John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

In Stock

Portland-based percussionist Matt Hannafin presents 4 works from John Cage, 2 from the 60s and 2 from the 90s: "Variations II" & "Variations III", where the performer places or drops transparencies to create a graphic score; "One4" for solo percussion incorporating improvisation; and "c Composed Improvisation" for one-sided drums using instructions and chance operations.

Hennies, Sarah / Greg Stuart: Rundle [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hennies, Sarah / Greg Stuart:
Rundle [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

Out of Stock

The duo of Sarah Hennies and Greg Stuart, who are both a part of the Meridian trio, performing at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, in Alberta, Canada, for two extended pieces using piano, percussion and objects, employing strategies and improvisation to generate indeterminate sources and sounds that create a cohesive and mysterious narrative.

Dorji, Tashi: But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Dorji, Tashi:
But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Moone Records -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Guitarist Tashi Dorji's two part work is pieced together in a non-linear/non-hierarchical form where every segment balances fragile and intense playing, his improvisations reflecting eastern and western approaches, with fragmentary passage that resolve into tightly focused playing that imparts a wonderful sense of lyrical and emotional depth.

Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne): Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne):
Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Tubapede -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

The NY based, long-running trio The Gate led by Dan Peck on tuba and effects, with double bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Brian Osborne, in a cassette culled from live concerts in Hannover and Brussels while on a European tour in November of 2015, "a brutally unfiltered representation of The Gate's special brand of spontaneous composition."

Moffett, Joe : More Of It And Closer [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE] Moffett, Joe :
More Of It And Closer [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Tubapede -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

New York trumpeter Joe Moffett (Earth Tongues) in a solo album of absolutely impressive technique and intensely personal playing, at times using amplifiers and computer applications to generate unique sonic environments for the horn or playing beautifully lyrical tone, timbres, grunts and spits; an album of profound, introspective inner dialog.

Bondi, Cyril & d'incise: Mem, Aleph & Lassis performed by The Pitch & Bondi / d'incise / Majkowski [ Bondi, Cyril & d'incise:
Mem, Aleph & Lassis performed by The Pitch & Bondi / d'incise / Majkowski [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

Two distinct version of this 2018 composition by organist Cyril Bondi & sound artist d'incise, based on three fragments of Michel-Richard De Lalande "Lecons de Tenebres", on one side performed by the trio The Pitch of Boris Baltschun (organ), Koen Nutters (double bass) and Morten J. Olsen (vibes), and on the other side by Bondi, d'incise, and bassist Mike Majkowski.

DeDionyso / Meek / Rico: From The Land of the Wicked King [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] DeDionyso / Meek / Rico:
From The Land of the Wicked King [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

A joint release between Noel Meek's New Zealand label Called God In The Music and Astral Spirits, the trio of Meek himself on electronics, Arrington de Dionyso on saxophone and Rodrigo Rico on drums are caught live at Gallery 1412 in Seattle, WA in 2017 for a freely improvised album of controlled chaos among intensely wicked and mischievous electroacoustic improv.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Parables for the Tenor [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hatcher, Gerrit:
Parables for the Tenor [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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An extremely intimate album of solo saxophone improvisation from Chicago tenor saxophonist, improviser, and composer Gerrit Hatcher, known for his work with Mars Williams, Julian Kirshner, &c., in his second solo album, playing music that can be embraced and understood, sharing his vulnerabilities and conviction alongside his strength on the horn.

Bloor: Drolleries [CASSETTE] Bloor:
Drolleries [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Drolleries are small creatures adorning the margins of 13th-15th century illuminated manuscripts; Sam Weinberger is a Brooklyn saxophonist known for groups W-2 and this Bloor project with electric guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary, an assertive and rugged trio playing Weinberg's compositions about the perceptual phenomenon of ever-changing repetition.

  Gray, Jesse :
The Pointless Forest [CASSETTE] [Used Item]

(Self Released -- USA )

Price: $3.95    

In Stock

Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

Review Copy, not new but in mint condition. May have a strike, the word "Promo" or a drill hole. Inquire on condition if you are concern...

Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers: Invitation To A Jam Session [CASSETTE] Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers:
Invitation To A Jam Session [CASSETTE]

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

Out of Stock

In the 1980's guitarist and eccentric sound artist Eugene Chadbourne started a series of cassettes that ultimately became the LP "Country Music in the World of Islam"; this new and astonishing archive collection culls material from that and blends it in studio collage with live material from Elliot Sharp, Sun City Girls, Jon Rose, phone messages from Derek Bailey, &c &c.

Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg:
Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!

Spires That In The Sunset Rise: House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Spires That In The Sunset Rise:
House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Hard-edged Chicago/NY free improvisation from the female duo of Kathleen Baird on piano, flute and voice, and Taralie Peterson on saxophone, flute and voice, the two, who have recorded with Michael Zerang, show their powerful chops through skronky conversation recorded in 3 locations from Decatur, IL through Madison, WI to Brooklyn, NY.

Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain: Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain:
Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Pairing electronics with cornet, the duo of French cornetist Louis Laurain and US/Berlin electronicist Pierce Warnecke create an absolutely impressive and frequently frightening confluence of brass and sound, from slow interference tones to fully amplified microscopic elaboration, building environments that shift to surprise, alarm, and entrance their listeners.

Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD] Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.

Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline:
Borasisi [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE] Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.

Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Smiley, Andrew :
Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $3.00    

In Stock

An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.

Smith, Damon : Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE] Smith, Damon :
Winter Solos for Robert Ryman [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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Reflecting on the passing of artist and musician Robert Ryman, double bassist Damon Smith dedicated this concert of outstanding playing, technique and momentum at Cafe Fixe in Brookline, MA to Ryman, as Smith sought to present a definitive solo concert as an overview of his own work, ably realizing Ryman's concept of finding all the things you can do with your instrument.

Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey :
I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Tereshkova (Jeff Lane):
Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.

Hawkins, Chester: Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE] Hawkins, Chester:
Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE]

(Zeromoon/ Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Electro-psychedelic explorer Chester Hawkins presenting two live performances in Washington DC -- one recorded in isolation at Intangible Arts' studio (4th September 2018) and one in public at Rhizome community arts space (8th September 2018) -- improvised autopsies of Lutoslawski's String Quartet by means of three granular synth engines and one tape-edit/concrete emulator.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE] Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE]

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Two 10-minute percussion solos from incomparable Japanese percussionist living in Consequence, New Mexico, Tatsuya Nakatani, a dramatic presentation starting with bowed and resonant cymbals and developing into active sections of intense drumming using bowls and found objects to create complex and unique percussive environments filled with detail, mystery and excitement.

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek): The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek):
The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Dark and demanding improvisation, each side of this album an extended foray into dark and dangerous explorations from the Los Angeles trio of Peter Kolovos on guitar, Patrick Shiroishi on saxophone, and Noel Meek on electronics and tapes, Shiroishi's sweeping tones matching the electronics and effected guitar in a glorious nightmare of darkly imaginative sound.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray:
Second Earth

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An excellent first meeting of two guitarists recording on a February afternoon and released in the sequence recorded with no edits or changes, from Jim McAuley on guitar and Scot Ray on lap steel slide guitar with effects, an innately lyrical blending of styles masking the strong technical skills and long histories of these two superlative players.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.



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